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01-21-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By gearbasher

Not too C&V, but... ...

Not too C&V, but...

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01-15-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By gearbasher

Pushing the head too far onto the value and it's...

Pushing the head too far onto the value and it's holding the valve open?
01-13-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 412
Posted By gearbasher

My question is: how did you get that cable out in...

My question is: how did you get that cable out in one piece? I always have to cut them at the frayed area.
01-10-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,008
Views: 170,834
Posted By gearbasher

The "bike" comes in around the one minute mark....

The "bike" comes in around the one minute mark. Ringo needs to raise his saddle.

I Feel Fine
01-09-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 412
Posted By gearbasher

The first thing to check: Make sure the cable...

The first thing to check: Make sure the cable isn't fraying at the "ball" end inside the shifter. I've had that happen a few times.
01-02-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 30,955
Posted By gearbasher

Dec, 1025 Year Total 13,296 I set two...

Dec, 1025
Year Total 13,296

I set two personal records in 2019:
Most days on a bike:301
Most consecutive days: 21
12-31-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By gearbasher

I have these from cannibalized Campy...

I have these from cannibalized Campy Record/Chorus RDs. I can't recall if they were 8 or 9 speed. If you think it will work and you want one, PM an address and I'll get it in the mail on Thurs.
...
12-26-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,326
Posted By gearbasher

I have a '60 Volvo that's half metric and half...

I have a '60 Volvo that's half metric and half standard. What a PITA.
12-25-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,326
Posted By gearbasher

I got myself a pair of heated gloves. But, they...

I got myself a pair of heated gloves. But, they haven'y arrived yet. My hands can't take the cold anymore.
12-22-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 711
Posted By gearbasher

I worked as a conveyor mechanic for 30 years....

I worked as a conveyor mechanic for 30 years. Around 1992 we had a new system installed and they used Gates polychain drive belts in place of chains and sprockets. I worked on that system for over 20...
12-21-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 711
Posted By gearbasher

Here's one. Don't know if the price is good....

Here's one. Don't know if the price is good. https://www.bikebling.com/Gates-Carbon-Drive-118t-Belt-1298mm-length-10mm-p/gates-cd-belt-118t-1298mm.htm
12-20-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,256
Posted By gearbasher

Guitars, pocket watches and American made Lee...

Guitars, pocket watches and American made Lee Rider jeans.
I sold off any bike frames and parts I had. Now, I just ride.
I had 14 guitars at one point. Since I had a major cycling accident, 9 years...
12-18-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,384
Posted By gearbasher

He did the star cut-out on the BB shell?

He did the star cut-out on the BB shell?
12-17-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,274
Posted By gearbasher

There are no CitiBike docking stations near...

There are no CitiBike docking stations near Brooklyn College. My niece, who graduated a few years ago from Brooklyn College, says they still have protected area on the campus for locking up bikes.
12-16-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,274
Posted By gearbasher

I have a friend that commutes to Manhattan from...

I have a friend that commutes to Manhattan from Jersey via ferry, then bike. He uses a total piece of crap bike. Someone stole his brake pads. Nothing is safe. And, he said it made the ride to his...
12-09-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,699
Posted By gearbasher

Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx. Eddy...

Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx. Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx,
Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx. Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx, Eddy Merckx, ...
12-01-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 30,955
Posted By gearbasher

Nov. 1158 YTD: 12,271

Nov. 1158
YTD: 12,271
11-29-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,415
Posted By gearbasher

Reminds me of a story. Riding with a good friend...

Reminds me of a story. Riding with a good friend about 40 years ago, we come to a bridge and he gets a front flat right before the incline. He replaces the tube and off we go. I'm leading up the...
11-28-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14,619
Views: 1,402,577
Posted By gearbasher

We did a little Thanksgiving day ride today with...

We did a little Thanksgiving day ride today with 22 mph winds gusting to 50. All was good until we stopped to use the bathroom. I propped my bike against a fence and the wind blew it over. Of course,...
11-23-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By gearbasher

I've used a bolt extractor with an electric...

I've used a bolt extractor with an electric impact wrench on a stripped crank arm bolt. That bolt came out in one blip of the trigger.
11-15-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By gearbasher

I have both Campy 9 and 10 speed. All are Record....

I have both Campy 9 and 10 speed. All are Record.
9 speed alloy
9 speed carbon
10 speed
10 speed ultra.

I find the 9 speeds shift better than the 10s, Especially on the upshifts to the larger...
11-14-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2,027
Views: 180,165
Posted By gearbasher

ISO: A junk Italian threaded bottom bracket...

ISO: A junk Italian threaded bottom bracket shell. I only need good threads on one side. So, if that Italian threaded frame is heading to the dumpster and you feel like going at it with a hacksaw,...
11-09-19, 12:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,594
Posted By gearbasher

After chastising a driver for cutting a turn in...

After chastising a driver for cutting a turn in front of me without using his directional, he stopped, rolled down his window and said: "You're right. I'm sorry."
A first for me.
11-07-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,008
Views: 170,834
Posted By gearbasher

Zappa plays a bike.

Zappa plays a bike.
11-03-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,570
Posted By gearbasher

I don't know if these are quirky. I always...

I don't know if these are quirky.

I always use white bar wrap and never clean it.
The D-rings on my Campy hubs cannot stick straight out.
My rear quick release has to point straight down.
If my...
11-02-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,594
Posted By gearbasher

This thread is jogging so many memories. I...

This thread is jogging so many memories.

I was on a ride with a friend and there were a bunch of halfway decent climbs. I was a good climber, but a wussy on the descents. So I'd bury my friend on...
11-01-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,594
Posted By gearbasher

One morning I decided to ride in Central Park...

One morning I decided to ride in Central Park (Manhattan, of course). It was my one and only time, Also, it was years ago and I was younger and stronger. I'm doing laps and I end up with a string of...
11-01-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 30,955
Posted By gearbasher

Oct: 1168 YTD: 11,113 I brought my car to...

Oct: 1168
YTD: 11,113

I brought my car to be inspected the other day and I put a whopping 334 miles on it in the past year.
10-31-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,594
Posted By gearbasher

After a breaking my pelvis in a crash, I'm trying...

After a breaking my pelvis in a crash, I'm trying to walk out of the ER (my brother is getting the car) and one of the nurses offers to help me. Once we get outside, she lights up a cigarette. So, I...
10-29-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By gearbasher

Wow, with the litigious world we live in, I'm...

Wow, with the litigious world we live in, I'm surprised you received an answer like that.
10-28-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By gearbasher

I had a loose eyelet that caused a creaking...

I had a loose eyelet that caused a creaking sound. I found it by taking the tire off , standing the rim upright on a carpet and pressing down on it with all my weight. Slowly rotating it and...
10-28-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,185
Posted By gearbasher

Time to confess!! How many people dropped a...

Time to confess!!

How many people dropped a bearing and after a 20 minute search, purposely dropped another one just to see where it goes? Of course, that was done hoping it would end up near the...
10-26-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,679
Posted By gearbasher

Try olive oil.

Try olive oil.
10-26-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,008
Views: 170,834
Posted By gearbasher

How about Brigitte Bardot: ...

How about Brigitte Bardot:

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...
10-23-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 643
Posted By gearbasher

Years back, there was a guy that made/modified...

Years back, there was a guy that made/modified index gears for Campy ergos so you can use the left side for the rear. He had a youtube video on it and the ordering info was on the video. He said he...
10-22-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By gearbasher

Here's one I can't make myself throw away. ...

Here's one I can't make myself throw away.

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10-22-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,071
Posted By gearbasher

Not to hijack this thread, I had a Motobecane...

Not to hijack this thread, I had a Motobecane frame crack. It had a lifetime warranty. But, it cracked after the company went under. Since it was Vitus tubing, the LBS I purchased it from tried to...
10-22-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By gearbasher

I've had two Vittoria Rubino Pros do that. But,...

I've had two Vittoria Rubino Pros do that. But, it was after they were almost completely worn out.
10-21-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,256
Posted By gearbasher

My PVCs go away when I'm exercising. They occur...

My PVCs go away when I'm exercising. They occur when I'm resting. If they start happening and I get up and walk around, the PVCs stop. My Cardiologist noticed this during a stress test and said it...
10-21-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,256
Posted By gearbasher

I've never used a heart rate monitor (45 years of...

I've never used a heart rate monitor (45 years of riding). I have PVC's and two leaking valves (heart not presta). Been through two echo stress tests and have worn a Holter monitor twice. I still...
10-20-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,499
Posted By gearbasher

I've sold a bunch of stuff on ebay and if I'm not...

I've sold a bunch of stuff on ebay and if I'm not 100% sure of something I will state that fact in my description and ask (in my description) for input from anyone with better knowledge. Then I will...
10-17-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,654
Posted By gearbasher

I had a friend whose bike was stolen. About two...

I had a friend whose bike was stolen. About two weeks after, he sees a guy waiting at a stop light with his bike. He runs over, grabs the bars, and tells the guy that it's his bike and either walk...
10-05-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,339
Posted By gearbasher

1980 Motobecane Grand Jubilee ...Full bike 1983...

1980 Motobecane Grand Jubilee ...Full bike
1983 Guerciotti SL ...frameset

Both died in front end collisions.
10-04-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By gearbasher

Campagnolo has user manuals and parts catalogs...

Campagnolo has user manuals and parts catalogs going back to '94

https://www.campagnolo.com/US/en/Support/support#documentation
10-01-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,340
Posted By gearbasher

Recently, I parked my '60 Volvo and a car stopped...

Recently, I parked my '60 Volvo and a car stopped as I was getting out. The driver asked if he can take some photos of my car. I told him it was no problem. He pulled out a film camera and proceeded...
10-01-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 30,955
Posted By gearbasher

Weather was beautiful this September. I rode 29...

Weather was beautiful this September. I rode 29 out of the 30 days. 1,394 miles. Brings my YTD (including Oct. 1) to 9,992 miles.
10-01-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,340
Posted By gearbasher

If you're in the market for an inexpensive...

If you're in the market for an inexpensive digital camera, check out the Sony - DSC-W800. 20.1mp and very small. About the size of a deck of playing cards. Easily fits in a jersey pocket.
09-28-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,008
Views: 170,834
Posted By gearbasher

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09-25-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2,027
Views: 180,165
Posted By gearbasher

I have both a VAR and a Cyclus head tube...

I have both a VAR and a Cyclus head tube facer/reamer. The Cyclus' cone fits the VAR perfectly. In fact it fits the VAR's shaft better than it's own. If you get desperate, Cyclus cones are available...
09-11-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By gearbasher

According to campy's spare parts manuals for 1994...

According to campy's spare parts manuals for 1994 & 1995.

https://www.campagnolo.com/media/files/035_198_Catalogue_spare%20parts_tools_Campagnolo_1994_part_C.pdf
...
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